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  • Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer
    No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season

    2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season
    If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
  • Holiday books: Fiction

    Holiday books: Fiction
    Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a...
  • Season recap: Alvin Hill

    Season recap: Alvin Hill
    Nic Vasilchek knew that the fortunes of his Luella (Ga.) High football team were intimately tied to cornerback Alvin Hill. With that in mind, the Lions coach decided to play the Maryland commitment sparingly on offense and not at all on special teams,...
  • Atheist Billboard Headed to Dallas

    Atheist Billboard Headed to Dallas
    A billboard, funded by an atheist organization, has many in the religious community upset. The billboard was supposed to up in Oak Cliff Monday, but, as of 5pm, the board remained blank. Still, those behind it are already getting hate mail. It's part of...
  • Online Dish: "C'mon Blacker!" Teacher Forces Black Student to Read "Blacker"

    Online Dish: "C'mon Blacker!" Teacher Forces Black Student to Read "Blacker"
    Talk about a lesson in stereotyping. A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for supposedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "black" manner. Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High...
  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
  • Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students

    Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students
    Joshua Parker fell in love in 10th grade, discovering the power of words when his English teacher put a volume of Langston Hughes in his hands. He describes it as a moment so profound that it was like hearing chords of music for the first time. Bright...
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • Officer kills man in Northwest Baltimore

    A Baltimore police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man just before dawn Saturday after chasing him from a 7-Eleven to a nearby block in the Langston Hughes neighborhood near Pimlico Race Course. Police received an anonymous call shortly before 6 a....
  • "Palace Council,' by Stephen L. Carter

    It's no surprise that in "Palace Council," the third of Stephen L. Carter's fables about black America's upper crust, success depends not on what you know but whom. With the right connections—along with the right bloodlines and education—a...